The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 25 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 1.45% 11.67% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 60.87% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%
WAN
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
11 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 7.97% 19.17% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 4
Average daily rate £450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) VoIP
5 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 4 (28.57%) MS Office
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
7 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (21.43%) PDA
8 2 (14.29%) Wireless
8 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
8 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (7.14%) CCNP
9 1 (7.14%) Firewall
9 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) VoIP
3 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) HTTP
5 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Help Desk Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint